Why Should I Consider Weight Loss Surgery in Mexico?
Weight loss surgeries impact the physiologic regulation of body weight. The procedures can lead to a lower body mass index (BMI) while also improving morbidity and mortality rate. In short, weight loss surgery can be life-changing.
Tijuana Bariatrics® coordinates bariatric surgery care with surgeons in Tijuana, Mexico and Monterrey, Mexico. By allowing us to coordinate their care, many patients have enjoyed the great benefits of successful weight loss surgery. So, should you consider weight loss surgery in Mexico?
A Safe Solution
All surgical procedures come with some risks. Bariatric surgery is considered just as safe or more safe than other elective surgeries. In most cases, the reward of weight loss surgery outweighs any risk associated with the surgery itself.
When compared to the risks of obesity, the risks associated with weight loss surgery are insignificant. Obesity can lead to an increased likelihood of:
- Sleep Apnea
- Back Pain
- Gallbladder Disease
- Respiratory Disease
- Reproductive Disorders
- Mood Disorders
- Some Cancers
- Premature Death
- Efficient Bariatric Treatment
Tijuana Bariatrics can help you find the type of bariatric surgery to achieve the results you want, by the method that’s best for your body. Because everyone’s body is different, weight loss surgery should address those varying needs. Some of the most popular options we offer are gastric bypass, LAP BAND® surgery, and gastric sleeve.
Body mass index (BMI) affects total excess weight loss. Patients with a lower initial BMI tend to lose a larger percentage of excess weight and are more likely to reach their ideal body weight goal.
Most weight loss surgery patients are committed to maintaining life-changing results. Weight loss surgery success is generally measured by achieving a majority loss of excess body weight and continuing that loss for at least five years.
Clinical data varies from procedure to procedure. However, clinical studies show:
- The majority of patients lose weight quickly and weight loss persists until up to two years after weight loss surgery.
- Clients may lose 30 to 50 percent of their excess weight in the first six months after surgery.
- Patients may lose 77 percent of excess weight as early as one year after surgery.
The same study showed that bariatric patients could sustain 50 to 60 percent loss of excess weight 10 to 14 years after surgery.
An Affordable Option
Compared to the United States, the average price of weight loss surgery in Mexico is about 70% lower. After adding traveling expenditures, weight loss surgery in Mexico is still more reasonably priced than in the United States.
The lack of malpractice insurance is a major reason for the cost difference. Office lease, lower salaries for medical staff, and other expenses lead to more affordable weight loss surgery solutions.
Tijuana, Mexico is only 19 miles from San Diego, CA. Many patients fly into the San Diego airport and we provide transportation to take them on the 20-minute drive across the border. We also provide return transportation to San Diego following the surgery.
Discuss Bariatric Surgery Options Now
What are you waiting for? Weight loss surgery with Tijuana Bariatrics can help you discover a quality of life worth living, without hurting your bank account.
If you have any doubts about weight loss surgery, Tijuana Bariatrics can assist. Call us at (800) 308-3607 or contact us online to ask a question.